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Beale Street Guided Walking Tour provided by Backbeat Tours

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Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. All guides and staff will wear cloth masks/face coverings, and we ask that all guests do as well on each tour.
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Beale Street was the birthplace of the Blues and it’s still the heart of Memphis’ live music scene. On this walking tour, discover Memphis’ music legacy as you explore the iconic street; visit historic venues, shops, and sites associated with musical icons like Elvis Presley, B.B.King, and Louis Armstrong; and learn more about Memphis history, including the civil rights movement.
  • You'll start at
    Alfred's On Beale
    197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
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  • 1
    Beale Street
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Handy Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Lansky Bros. Clothier to the King
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    A. Schwab
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    W.C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum
  • Guided walking tour of Beale Street in Memphis
  • Follow in the footsteps of Elvis, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King
  • Learn about Memphis’ musical legacy and civil rights history
  • Insider tips and recommendations from a local guide
Important Information
Departure Point
Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Provide Viator Voucher to show proof of purchase
  • The walking distance is 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
  • The tour is a walking tour on public city sidewalks, and is wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ralph W wrote a review Oct 2020
Madison, Alabama107 contributions26 helpful votes
We took this tour on a Saturday. A great time to do it. We met our guide, Michael, at the appointed time and place. He is a younger man. But he knew all about the area, it's history and personalities. He was especially able to relate Beale Street's influence on modern music and
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Response from Backbeat_Tours, Manager at Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Responded 7 Oct 2020
Sounds like you had a great time with Michael! We certainly appreciate you taking the time to leave him such a nice review and we hope you will join us for another tour in the future!
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Dan C wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our guide,Michael,was very personal and very informative and since he grew up in Memphis and lived here his entire life he gave us some great history on the City and on Beale Street going back to the early 1800's.Since I am a disabled Marine Veteran he slowed down to my pace and
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Linda M wrote a review Mar 2020
Rochester, Michigan2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide Sheree was very friendly and knowledgeable. Felt like a leisurely walk with an old friend. Got to understand the history of Beale street with some interesting personal perspectives. She was a good resource for questions. This walk helped us organize our Memphis
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Date of experience: March 2020
JamieDamato wrote a review Feb 2020
Naugatuck, Connecticut32 contributions13 helpful votes
What a fun tour!! Shae was very knowledgable about the history and it was evident that she loved having a chance to share her knowledge with us. I was skeptical that a 1-hour tour would be worthwhile but it was absolutely perfect.
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Teresa J wrote a review Sep 2019
Spring, Texas14 contributions8 helpful votes
Shay (sp?) did a great job of familiarizing us with parts of Beale Street that were not highlighted on other tours. It was nice to have such a private, personal tour with someone so knowledgeable about the history of Beale Street.
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Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

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By: Backbeat Tours
Great Time During COVID-Memphis Discovery Tour
Great tour to explore Memphis Downtown for families of various ages and individuals new to the city. Tour has good
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Tour guide skeptic
Our tour guide started the tour announcing that she didn’t believe in ghosts. The entire tour she was sarcastic abo
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most excellent
jay was a phenomenal tour guide, had a great time, she was very knowledgeable and a terrific story teller
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Memphis City Tour
We had a great time, our tour guide was "Larry". He was exceptional, kind and most of all he took the time to answe
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Informative historical tour
Michael our guide was timely and personable. Seven in our group so it was manageable to get us around to our variou
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TN 2020
Great tour!! It was very interesting and informative. Some of the history was very surprising, Yellow Fever, for e
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Richard S
Thje Extended Mojo Tour is Outstanding
Backbeat Tours is a well organized tour company. Our tour departed from Beale St and was a short walk from the Pea
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Fun music(al) history lesson
Learned so much about Memphis's music history as someone who did not know much before arriving. Passengers were spa
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I wouldn't recommend this tour while COVID restrictions are in place.
Our guide, Larry, was excellent. Unfortunately, it was drizzling rain, and with the COVID restrictions, we didn't
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Memphis Discovery Tour
Larry was a great guide! Informative, funny and very nice. We had time to take pictures on the way. Rock and Soul M
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Mojo Wow!
Our singing tour guide Cecil was fabulous and took us on a amazing tour of the city with the best of the blues to b
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Great time!
The host/singer Cecil was funny, informative and has a hell of a voice. Besides the music and stories, you’ll defin
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Excellent tour!!
Our travel guide was a ton of fun and a great singer too! We learned so much about Memohis history from him! Sun St
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Mary K
Great job
J was an excellent guide with a wealth of interesting facts about the city’s position in the civil war right up to
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Great tour!
Had a great time. The tour guide was super nice and personable. Wonderful stories of such history events. Loved
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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